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Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest LGBT equality-rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States. According to the HRC, it has more than one million members and supporters. Its current president is Chad Griffin.

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New report examines the ‘Broken Bargain’ — hardships, barriers facing LGBT workers

| Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- A comprehensive report released Tuesday examines the myriad of hardships and barriers facing LGBT workers in the U.S., from being able to be fired, denied equal benefits and be required to pay thousands of dollars more in taxes simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Anti-gay activists gather outside HRC headquarters to denounce Pride Month

| Tuesday, June 4, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- A group of leading anti-gay activists led by Peter LaBarbera, president of The Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), held a press conference in front of the Human Rights Campaign's national headquarters on Tuesday to denounce LGBT Pride month.

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An openly LGBT cabinet member? Let’s talk about key priorities…

| Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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An openly LGBT cabinet secretary would be another milestone for LGBT inclusion and an important symbol of pride for our community — but let’s be clear, this should not be a key priority for our community. Moreover, the idea that this would be a mark of failure on the part of the President doesn’t sit well with me. ... To me, a “key priority” for our community should be something tangible that actually advances our equality or improves our lives through policy or action.

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Fifty shades of red: The fight for equality marches on

| Saturday, April 6, 2013
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There are just some people who will go to their graves believing what they believe. That is their journey – that is their little bit of racism, hatred and discrimination they will have to answer for. I believe at this moment in time, the red on the equality map needs to be celebrated. I believe the acceptance and support of our friends and families and co-workers and strangers needs to be celebrated, for these are the people who will stand by us and love us and help us to win whatever battles may lie ahead...

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HRC apologizes for treatment of transgender, immigration rights activists

| Monday, April 1, 2013
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The Human Rights Campaign on Monday issued an apology for its treatment of transgender and immigration rights activists during rallies supporting marriage equality outside the U.S. Supreme Court last week.

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Red, marriage equality icons spread throughout social media

| Wednesday, March 27, 2013
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NEW YORK — Bud Light said it with beer cans and Martha Stewart with red velvet cake as companies and celebrities from Beyonce to George Takei joined millions of social media users in posting and tweaking a simple red logo in support of gay marriage.

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Participants to history: Plaintiffs depart for historic day at Supreme Court

| Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin and plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court challenge to Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, met with reporters earlier this morning, before departing for the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Hillary Clinton announces support for marriage equality

| Monday, March 18, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday announced her support for marriage equality, putting her in line with other potential Democratic presidential candidates on a social issue that is rapidly gaining public approval.

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LGBT advocacy groups hail passage of Colorado civil unions bill

| Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- LGBT advocacy groups on Tuesday commended the Colorado General Assembly for passing the Colorado Civil Union Act, which provides gay and straight couples the legal benefits, protections, and responsibilities that are granted to married spouses under Colorado state law.

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NOM President Brian Brown touts honorary degree from non-existent university

| Thursday, March 7, 2013
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National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown is touting an honorary degree he’s received from a non-existent university.

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